backsaw

noun
back·​saw | \ ˈbak-ˌsȯ How to pronounce backsaw (audio) \

Definition of backsaw

: a saw with a metal rib along its back

Examples of backsaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, lay out the angled shoulder and cut the finished tenon with a sharp backsaw [21]. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 31 July 2021

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First Known Use of backsaw

1822, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Backsaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backsaw. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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